The voltage converter is an electric power device that alters a power source’s electrical output. Also known as a ‘voltage transformer’ or a ‘power converter,’ one of its common uses is changing the voltage from 220 volts to 110 volts. This makes it ideal for situations when you have an electronic device, power tool, or an appliance that is designed and built for a specific voltage, which is unavailable in the country or region where you are. That way, you can still use your devices safely without worrying about damaging them and the outlet. A transformer converter 220 to 110 volt is typically recommended to those who travel overseas and take their appliances with them.
You may also need a 220 to 110-volt converter if you purchased a 110-volt appliance or electronic device and you want to plug it into a 220-volt electrical outlet overseas. This is known as a step-down voltage converter, which steps the electricity down to 110 volts. Some transformer converters are two-way devices that can step up or step down the electricity, making them versatile if you tend to have both 220- and 110-volt appliances and devices, and you travel a lot.
If you purchased appliances in the US, which is a 110-volt country, and you want to bring them to a country that uses 220 volts, you need a transformer converter that will step down the 220 volts to 110 volts. A voltage converter’s size can be determined by its wattage. The right size for your needs should depend on the devices you will need to run or use, as well as the number of watts that they will use. In most cases, it is ideal to use a voltage transformer or converter with a wattage that is two to three times higher than your appliance’s, in case the appliance requires a power surge every time they are switched on. Think of it as a precautionary measure in ensuring that the appliance can still function well without damaging the converter.